The confusing start of the spring brings higher temperatures, longer days, the cold and flu season calms down, but there is an allergy season that this year “collides” with the coronavirus.

Given that the public is already familiar with the symptoms of the Covid-19 virus, it is difficult to distinguish them from allergies. However, of course there are differences between the symptoms of allergy and this virus, and here they are.

The American University of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says that allergies generally occur when the immune system responds to something that is quite harmless to others.

Symptoms of allergy:

– coughing – clogged nose and/or sneezing – dry cough – fatigue – headache – itching, watery and swollen eyes 

Symptoms of coronavirus:

– fever – short breath – dry cough 

Some less common symptoms of the coronavirus include body aches, runny nose, sore throat and diarrhea.

What are the main differences between the coronavirus and allergies?

– The coronavirus can cause fever and the allergy cannot.
– The allergy comes with some kind of itching of the eyes, nose, itching in the throat, while the corona has no such symptoms.
– Although sneezing can be a symptom of both allergy and coronavirus, frequent sneezing and stuffy nose are allergy symptoms.
– The coronavirus is transmitted and allergies are not transmitted. 


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